Greetings fellow horror fans. I've come to relay some exciting news about the Saw movies.
Chris Rock has a new idea for the franchise and is partnering up with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures for a reboot.
You read that correctly – the comedian Chris Rock! He'll be executive producing the untitled film that's scheduled for release on October 23, 2020. Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of Saw II, III, and IV, will be directing it.
“I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004," Rock said in a press release. "I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”
Some people aren't too pleased with the idea of Rock reimagining the franchise.
Some are quick to point out the recent success comedians have had when taking on a horror project.
I personally am very excited to see where Rock takes the story. And hey, if he wants to throw in a few jokes to help relieve some torture-induced anxiety, I'm all for it.